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Swarm of earthquakes in the Midlands continues with 3 more

ELGIN, S.C. — South Carolina's series of earthquakes in the Lugoff and Elgin areas has continued for yet another day. The latest earthquakes were considerably smaller than the ones that got so much attention over the last week. However, they suggest that the swarm that started in late December isn't letting up.
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USGS: More earthquakes recorded near Elgin this morning

ELGIN, S.C. (WOLO) – The Midlands felt more earthquakes this morning. The United States Geological Survey reported a 1.5 magnitude quake near Elgin before 6 a.m. With this latest earthquake, the South Carolina Emergency Management Division says there have been at least 45 earthquakes in the Lugoff-Elgin area since December 2021.
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22-year-old Rembert man arrested, accused of sending nude photos to minors

SUMTER, S.C. (WIS) - A 22-year-old Rembert man was arrested after allegedly sending obscene pictures of himself to two minors. Warrants from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office say that Lionel Kendrick Smith, Jr., 22, contacted two minor victims who he knew to be under the age of 18 and engaged in a sexual conversation. Smith Jr. is also accused of sending ‘obscene sexual content’ and nude pictures of himself to the minor victims.
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Military impact in S.C. up 35%

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Veterans’ Affairs joined South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster for the ceremonial signing of (H.3247) Workforce Enhancement and Military Recognition Act that officially became effective in May. The ceremonial bill signing on June 29 at the Shaw Sumter Welcome Center in Dalzell...

Fourth of July Parade in Camden

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– There will be a kid’s Fourth of July parade in Camden today. Kids are invited to showcase their patriotic spirit by decorating their bicycles, scooters and wagons, and wearing their red, white and blue for the sixth annual Kids’ Fourth of July Parade. It...

Where's Waldo? Might want to look in downtown Camden

CAMDEN, S.C. — Many people know of the books 'Where's Waldo'?. A series of British children's puzzle books where the challenge is to find a character named Waldo hidden in the puzzles. He usually sports a red and white hat and shirt. The publishers of the much beloved books,...

Scientists deploying portable seismometers as earthquakes shake up SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) — In response to the continued earthquakes in South Carolina, scientists are working to "figure it out" by deploying portable seismometers to collect more data, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Earthquakes. Earthquakes have continued in the Midlands since Wednesday, June 29. The South Carolina Emergency...

Local Living: Celebrate July 4th in the Midlands!

COLUMBIA, SC (WOLO)– Your wish is Fort Jackson’s command. After a five year hiatus, the military base is inviting friends and family to celebrate Independence Day. On Saturday, July 2, you can bring your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy free concerts, food trucks and lots of vendors, as well as amusement rides and a kid zone too. Fort Jackson is also bringing back their full scale firework show too. Gates open at 4 p.m., and the fun get underway at 6 p.m. Visitors older than 16 must have a valid state or government issued ID, and the driver must have a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and registration.

2.4 magnitude earthquake reported in Kershaw County overnight

KERSHAW COUNTY, S.C. (WCSC) - A 2.4 magnitude earthquake added to a series of quakes to rattle the Midlands since Sunday. The U.S. Geological Survey reported the 2.4 magnitude quake was detected 3.7 miles south-southwest of Lugoff at 12:23 a.m. The latest quakes came just hours after a 3.6 magnitude...

2 men killed in early morning Lancaster crash, officials say

LANCASTER, S.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Two men were killed in a two-vehicle crash in Lancaster Wednesday morning, according to the Lancaster County Coroner’s Office. Officials said the crash happened just after 6 a.m. on Highway 903 near the intersection of Damsel Road. The drivers of both vehicles, 34-year-old James Caulder of Kershaw and 67-year-old […]

USGS: Two earthquakes hit near Lugoff & Elgin overnight

LUGOFF, S.C. (WOLO) – The Midlands has felt two more earthquakes overnight Thursday. The United States Geological Survey reported a 2.4 magnitude quake near Lugoff after midnight and a 2.0 earthquake near Elgin before 5:30 a.m. This comes after a string of earthquakes hit in the Lugoff-Elgin area on...